Posts Tagged ‘ senior citizen music ’

JUST FOR SUNDAY: 07/29/12

Jul 29th, 2012 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Start humming a favorite tune. Identify a melody that lifts your spirits. Find a song to which you know the lyrics and begin softly playing out that melody in your mind. See what happens. Whatever had your mind locked up suddenly creates an opening for pleasure and escape from other pursuits. It is an escape of legitimate opportunity.

You don’t even have to pay royalties for that long time favorite. You can hum it until you are weary of it and then move on to another. What a magnificent break. It can be a lofty tune, couched in heavy background music. It can be a light romantic set of lyrics that opens a floodgate of memories. It can be a song you knew dozens of years ago or something you have



Seniors: Reduce Stress by Introducing Music

Dec 8th, 2010 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

If you have a stereo or some other electronic musical instrument in your home, try remembering to put on some music while going about your routines every day. Choosing music which reduces stress is likely most desirable. Find ways to allow your mind and disposition to be affected by the pleasant strains of calming melodies. Chase out the tendency to get too overly inolved in your day, let the tunes of the masters penetrate your mood and mind. Listen. Even stop for a moment to catch the invading sounds and allow them to absorb you.

Maybe now, it will be holiday music or some particularly enjoyed pieces that you have long found speaking to you. Music has been shown to have a restorative effect on people. Identifying music that creates a sense of calm and peace (and that’s different for each of us) can reduce stress, introduce emotional respite and